Youth Ministry

NCYC 2017

Family Life Commission


Contact: Tammy Stewart, Coordinator of Youth Ministry – 786-4371 or; Brian Gallagher, Chairperson – 459-8114 or



Ministry to our young church is rooted in the USCCB’s 1997 document, “Renewing the Vision”. The goals of youth ministry here at St Jude are:

1.       To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today

2.       To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community

3.       To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person


These goals are accomplished through the implementation of the eight components of youth ministry throughout our Life Teen High School Youth Ministry, EDGE Junior High Catholic Youth Ministry, 6th grade Just Kids Ministry, Scouting Ministry and Athletics Ministry.  These components are: Advocacy, Catechesis, Community Life, Evangelization, Justice and Service, Leadership Development, Pastoral Care, and Prayer and Worship. 


Youth Ministry Steering Committee

The Mission Statement of the St. Jude Youth Ministries Steering Committee includes growing in our faith in Jesus Christ, creating and implementing a strategic plan for Youth Ministries, and effectively communicating the activities of the Youth Ministries at St. Jude to the community.  The Committee is comprised of youth and adult leaders in the parish committed to helping young adults maintain and grow their faith through the challenging teen years.  The Committee offers students the opportunity to participate in strategic planning, leadership activities, and execution of fun- and faith-filled events.  To apply, please contact Tammy Stewart at 786-4371 or


The Commission for Youth Ministry serves as the advocating body for St. Jude’s Junior High and High School Youth Ministry Programs, Scouting Ministry and Athletic Ministry.  For more details about each of these ministries, please contact the following:



Contact: Tammy Stewart – 786-4371 or

EDGE is a faith sharing program for 7th and 8th grade students. 


 St. Jude Youth Group

Contact: Tammy Stewart – 786-4371 or

The Youth Mass is Sunday at Noon.  We have our Youth Group gatherings at 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings.  This is a time of learning our Catholic faith, sharing with others, fun, fellowship, and prayer. These evenings officially conclude at 7:30 p.m., and teens must be picked up by 8 p.m.


Youth Athletics

Contact: Andrea Supe – 862-1204

St. Jude Parish is blessed with an athletic ministry which involves many youth and adults. Open to ALL parish youth attending parochial and public/township schools, this ministry is overseen by our Youth Athletic Committee. The mission of the Youth Athletic Committee is to provide a Christ-centered environment to nurture and develop strong moral character, self-esteem, leadership and athleticism for youth in grades K - 12. The committee consists of 14 members who serve three-year terms.


Scouting Programs

Contact: Nick Haggenjos, Youth Commission Scouting Liaison – 753-0866 or

St. Jude Parish provides scouting ministry for girls and boys. Girl Scouting includes the opportunity for girls from the age of 6 to 18 to be involved in Daisy, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors. Boy Scouts offers programming for both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. For more information on scouting contact the following: 


Youth Ministry Volunteer Policy

Go to St. Jude parish website at to Youth Ministry page to view a copy of the Volunteer Policy for Ministry to Youth. This policy outlines the process for volunteering and resources adult volunteers with information regarding training and certification, expectations, areas of ministry and more. The policy also information for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ required Safe and Sacred child safety training.  All adults who volunteer in ministries with young people need to be familiar with this policy and complete the required training.

Usual Mass Times
Check our bulletin for updates

Saturday ~ 5pm

                    Reconcilliation 4p

Sunday ~ 7:30a, 9:30a, 11:30a

Monday ~ Communion Services

                   7a, 7:20a, 7:45a

Tuesday & Thursday ~ 6:00 pm

Wednesday & Friday ~ 8:30 am 


5353 McFarland Rd

Indianapolis, IN  46227

(o) 317.786.4371

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